Greyhound resumes service

Intercity bus company, Greyhound has announced the return of its services. The company will start operating from April 13, 2022. “We are extremely happy to be back and fully operational, as this will allow passengers to travel again in safety and luxury. Customers can expect travel in our premium Greyhound Dreamliner to long haul destinations,” said Leslie Matthews, spokesperson for Greyhound Coach Lines.

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“Not only is this great news for passengers, but it comes with job creation at a time when unemployment is at an all-time low in South Africa,” he added.

Last year, Greyhound Coach Lines announced its closure effective February 14, 2021. The bus company, which had been operating for 37 years, mentioned that the reason for the closure was due to financial constraints over the years, which have been exacerbated by Covid-19. travel restrictions.

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, the travel and tourism sector has seen a massive improvement with more people traveling across provinces. And as the Easter holidays approach, there will certainly be a demand for a safer, more reliable and luxurious mode of transport.

“We are pleased to welcome back Greyhound Coach Lines, one of the best known and most trusted inter-provincial bus services,” said Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transportation. “The return of the luxury liner is part of the ministry’s vision to make all modes of transport fully operational at the highest level,” she added.

Travelers can look forward to the key itineraries belowwith direct trips to their destination or via popular stops for the initial deployment:

● Johannesburg to Durban (direct)

● Johannesburg to Cape Town (via Bloemfontein)

● Pretoria to Cape Town (via Kimberly)

● Cape Town to Mthatha (via Garden Route)

● Mthatha to Cape Town (via Garden Route)

● Pretoria to Durban (via Empangeni)

● Cape Town to Durban (via Bloemfontein)

● Johannesburg to East London (direct)

● East London to Cape Town (via Queenstown)

In phase 2, Greyhound aims to launch routes to the following return destinations with many more to be announced in the near future:

● Johannesburg to Pretoria to Polokwane

● Johannesburg to Mosselbay (via Bloemfontein)

● Johannesburg to Mthatha (via Pietermaritzburg)

● Johannesburg to Mthatha (via Matatiele)

● Johannesburg to Pretoria to Komatipoort

● Johannesburg to Phalaborwa

● Johannesburg to Gqeberha (via Craddock)

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